YWCA Delaware

Delaware Center for Women's Entrepreneurship

YWCA's Delaware Center for Women's Entrepreneurship focuses on helping women start and grow their own business.  We nuture the entrepreneurial spirit into action by offering dynamic coaching, inspiring workshops and access to essential business resources. Our highly qualified business consultants will help you acheive your dream...and turn your passion into a paycheck!


From Start Up to Expansion, We Support Your Success as an Entrepreneur.

Advisory Services

•   Individual couseling services in-person, online or by phone
•   Financial Resources for business start-up and expansion
•   Loan planning for business expansion

Start-ups & Small-Businesses

Business Assessment & Basics- get a realistic picture of what it takes to reach objectives and gain success as an entreprenuer

Business Plan Development Series-YWCA's goal is to help you create and maintain your business' roadmap for success, also known as a business plan.  We will:   Nuture your entrepreneurial spirit in an intense, action-oriented series focused on your business plan development from start to finish; Provide dedicated and qualified business consultants that are committed to helping you.                                    
            The Business Plan Development Series includes:
                     8 weeks of classroom instruction, 8 hours of one-on-one consulting to develop a bank-ready business plan.
                       The 8 hours of one-on-one business coaching must be completed within the 4 weeks immediately following the 
                      classroom instruction.

New! Organizational Management Series- Our organizational management services offer the entrepreneur the expertise necessary to expand their business, drill down on some business challenges, or increase their business' efficiency.  Offerings include:  Increase your business' efficiency; marketing; communication; hiring the best; social media; point of sales.  Available in group setting and/or for an individual.  Click here for more details regarding the series.

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Business Spotlight- Acorn Books

Ginny Jewell and Marie Shane started their bookselling journey almost a decade ago at Atlantic Books in Dover, Delaware.  Over their years there, they moved up to general manager and assistant manager, respectively.  Then, a day came in October 2011 when the owners of Atlantic Books told them they would be retiring.  The duo realized Kent County would then be without a bookstore, and decision was made...Read More

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